#5653686 - 05/04/1210:23 PMRe: Have a Cigar! Show your Gold Coins!
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$5 1808/7 Breen-6455, B-2A. Rarity-5 Obverse Struck Thru Mint Error ex Harry W. Bass Jr. collection, formally Quality Sales Corporationís auction of the estate of John A. Beck, Part I, January 1975, Beck began collecting in the late 1860's. It's the only John Reich error known for this series, as it has a large planchet strike through imperfection which covers star 4 on the obverse. The obverse also has a diagonal bisecting crack from the border at 1:00 through the cap and head of Miss Liberty to star 2. Another crack from the border through star 11 almost reaches the hair.
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Always looking for select unmolested examples either Raw or in NGC, ANACS, ICG, PCI, SEGS, or PCGS slabs.
#5833043 - 07/08/1206:27 PMRe: Have a Cigar! Show your Gold Coins!
Hard TimesHard Times
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Preliminary images of a recent NEWP are below. Sometimes I have a hard time getting worn gold just right. I could increase the contrast a touch but then the images are oranger than the true color so still working on this one. These were done with CFL's, I might go back to halogens as I tend to get better images of worn gold with these.
Nevertheless a nice example with original surfaces and minimal hits from its time in circulation. Still has nice cartwheels on both sides under the light.
Edited by Hard Times (07/08/1206:38 PM) Edit Reason: image fine tuning
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